It's party time, friends!! Welcome to my very first link party, I am thrilled to have you here! And what's a party without cake, am I right?
This is no ordinary cake. Sure it looks all sweet and innocent on the outside, but on the inside? Its a wild thing. Just wait.
Have you ever had a tres leches cake? Ohmygoodness they are delicious! To say it is moist is an understatement. I mean, it's a three milks cake after all.
One of the coolest things about this cake is you can totally change the flavor depending on the types of milk you use. Traditionally, I believe, cream, evaporated milk, and whole milk are used. While that is tasty, I like to switch things up a bit. I used vanilla cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. You know it's good if there's condensed milk inside! Next time I think I will use coconut milk too....Mmmmm.
And take a look at the wild surprise inside! Impress your friends - make this cake for your next party!
Zebra Tres Leches Cake
by: Back For Seconds
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 3/4 cup french vanilla cream
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 tub cool whip (or make your own whipped cream)
- 1 pint strawberries (if desired)
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add in vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating after each egg addition. Gradually add in the flour and baking powder until incorporated. If making the zebra design, separate batter in two and add food color of your choice. Grease a 9"springform pan. Drop 2 Tbs of one color in the center of the pan - do NOT spread it out. On top of that drop 2 Tbs of the other colored batter, again, don't spread it out. Continue this pattern until you have used all the batter. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool most of the way before adding the milks.
In a large bowl mix all of the milks together. Set the cake (still in the pan) on a baking sheet or other dish with sides to catch any spills. Using a fork pierce the cake all over many times. Pour the milks over the cake slowly. It will seem like too much milk, but it will soak in. Set the cake in the refrigerator and allow it to soak up the milk for at least 8 hours.
Just before serving, top with whipped cream and strawberries if desired. The cake is so moist you really don't need to add anything else. I like the presentation though! Refrigerate any leftovers.
And now LET'S PARTY!!!!!
Since this is my first party, I would be over the moon thrilled if you would help me spread the word! A party isn't a party without all of you! Invite your friends - tweet, facebook, blog, instagram your besties and tell them the Back For Seconds Social is where it's at! You guys rock!
Here's the skinny:
- Link up your recipes, DIY projects, helpful tips, etc...I want to see it all! (Please only link up your own material)
- Check out some other links - this is a Social after all :) Have fun and come back next week to see if you were featured!